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Philippine Mayor, Cabinet Member involved in the beating of a Father and Son over a misunderstanding. I\’m posting this here to help Bambee spread her story further. I can\’t even begin to imagine what that must feel like, seeing your father and brother beaten in front of your eyes, and people around you don\’t do anything because they\’re \”powerful\”. It\’s infuriating. Heartbreaking.


Times like these I wish superheroes were real. If Timawa were real they\’d be in a world of pain right now.

Don\’t anyone even attempt to say, \”That\’s how it is in the Philippines\”, \”That\’s just part of life.\” or anything similar. Because if you do, you\’re doing nothing but support atrocities like this by your fucking apathy.

January 12 Update

I am disappointed at how things have so far turned out. First of all, I don\’t fully believe that Bambee would maliciously twist facts in her blog to their family\’s advantage. Bear in mind these were written within a day of the incident and were written in a fit of emotion. While it won\’t be an accurate account, I believe it is essentially a truthful account of what she experienced as she saw it.

However, I also believe that she could leave things out and so paint a not so accurate picture of the entire event. Like the reports that her father instigated it by poking an umbrella, and was responsible for escalating the tension that was already there.

I believe now that both parties are culpable to varying degrees. And they both have to pay.

But what really happened?

People keep bringing up the \”facts\” of this case as if their \”facts\” are absolute. One party brings up \”facts\” that contradict the other party\’s \”facts\”. The truth of it is, one man\’s fact is another man\’s lie. The confusion that has ensued from this event is the result of colliding facts and people not knowing who is really telling the truth.

It\’s Rashomon right here in the Philippines.

Who do you believe? Which facts do you accept as true and absolute?

To find that out, there is one important thing to consider. In all those photos and videos that we have seen in the news, who among them came out injured and wounded in the emergency room of a hospital?

That does not give us the full picture or what truly happened. And to be honest, we may never truly know for sure. It\’s up to the individual whose \”facts\” they are going to accept.

But for all the protestations of the other side of \”It was only self defense!\” and \”They started it!\”, it is the De La Paz family who found themselves at the hospital beaten and wounded. We all saw it on TV. And those pictures do not lie. And you can bet that it\’s a fact that they did not inflict those on themselves. Someone else had to do it. Who do you think?

Regardless of the instigation of the elder De La Paz, the poking of an umbrella and harsh words are not justification for the wounds and injuries that the De La Paz family have received. Specially not under the hands of a public servant.

Someone threw a stone, but the other one threw back a boulder.

And yet it seems the one who threw the stone is the one paying more harshly for it. Bambee herself is facing a lawsuit for simply telling her side of the story, and her blog facing possible closure. There is a frustrating feeling that justice has not been fully served. And that is why I think this is an issue that will never die, no matter how much people would want it to.


50 Responses to “These Bastards Have To Pay”

  1. Jiggy Cruz on December 27th, 2008 5:00 pm

    They really do have to pay…

    What the hell was that about???

    May Justice be served indeed…

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  3. Ferres on December 27th, 2008 7:48 pm

    Keep talking about it and spread it among your blog mates.

    Raise the subject in every chance you get.

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    Kasama pala sa government’s peace panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ‘yung matandang Pangandaman… paano kaya niya maaareglo ang gulo ng pamahalaan at ng MILF, eh, ‘yung panggugulpi ng anak niyang tarantado at mga bodyguards hindi niya naayos?

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  9. anonymark on December 28th, 2008 1:46 am

    quoting samuel l. jackson in one of his movies:”Yes they deserve to die and I hope they burn in hell!”

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  11. Dict on December 28th, 2008 12:39 pm

    It realy shows…kung anong klaseng tao sila.Masarap silang balatan ng buhay.

  12. ROMIWORKS® on December 28th, 2008 1:55 pm

    nagsalita pa ng “Hindi nila kami kilala! Sabihin mo nga sa kanila kung sino ako!” ngayon kilalang-kilala na sila sabi nga ni Ramon Revilla “Mga BWAKANG INA NILA!” hahaha!

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  17. Andres Bonifacio on December 29th, 2008 12:23 am

    Paanong nakapag-golf yang politikong yan? di ba mahal mag-golf? a..oo nga pala..pinasusweldo natin yan…pinasweldo para abusuhin tayo! Kaya ayun, pinakikita sa anak kung paano kumilos..matapang lang yan pag maybody guard…pero on his own matapang kaya? Yung mga body guard, syempre pera lang katapat nyan..dapat mabuhay kaya kapit kay mayor at kay secretary. Pero pag-wala ng pera yan at iba na nagpapasweldo, baka gulpinhin din yan ng mga dating bodyguard niya!

    Tuloy tuloy lang itong blog tungkol dito! Wag pabayan..let the people know how this SON OF A BITCH acts when no cameras or press is around! Ganyan ba ang gusto natin??

  18. japoy on December 29th, 2008 12:38 am

    A sad case when a public servant serves no meaning for his cause, for he is a prime offender of the law and the people, bad luck to the farmers seeking agraian reform…

  19. urDaysRnumbered on December 29th, 2008 12:41 am

    Just a while ago, I read that the Pangandamans are filing counter-charges. Gumanti lang daw sila. Well, sino’ng lolokohin nyo? Pusta ko i-ba-bribe o tatakutin lang yung mga testigo sa country club. Mga bloggers, dito na lang tayo gumanti. May araw din yan mga yan. I hope this Secretary gets sacked! If not, I just hope the heavens hear the cries of the abused citizens. I do admire the French in what they did to the royalties during the French Revolution. In more recent times, I envy how the Argentinians spat at their politicos and so-called public servants when they abused their authority and made the economy collapse.

  20. Gerry Alanguilan on December 29th, 2008 5:08 am

    Of course they’d deny it. Who would admit to being complete and utter scumbags?

  21. butch pizarras on December 29th, 2008 3:01 am

    just hoping this incident wont die down soon cuz surely u cant trust the mainstream media to keep it alive..what is he doing in manila anyway…. there are muslim brothers and there are muslim idiots and mayor pangandaman is the foster boy of the later.he should stick to playing with his likes ie ed kabalu,nur misuari,cmdr kato etc somewhere in the lost command country club

  22. Ken on December 29th, 2008 3:41 am

    Nakaka boil ng dugo talaga Gerry. I linked what I can find about this case at Tanikalang Ginto including your post.

  23. butch pizarras on December 29th, 2008 3:53 am

    just hoping this incident wont die down soon cuz surely u cant trust the mainstream media to keep it alive..what is he doing in manila anyway…. there are muslim brothers and there are muslim idiots and mayor pangandaman is the poster boy of the later.he should stick to playing with his likes ie ed kabalu,nur misuari,cmdr kato etc somewhere in the lost command country club

  24. pulis na pogi on December 29th, 2008 6:32 am

    and these MUKLOs wonder why they are being discriminated against? fuck them, they better confine themselves in their rotten serfdoms and maul their sorry subjects all they want.

    remember, you can take a MUKLO out of his bullshit environment, but you cannot take the bullshit out OUT the MUKLO!

    exterminate them!

  25. kawal on December 29th, 2008 9:04 am

    It’s spreading like a wildfire. Nasa forums na ng Philmusic, Peyups at PEx. Spread the news further. Hintayin natin ang hagupit ng Commission on Human Rights at KARAPATAN Southern Tagalog.

  26. pinoyapache on December 29th, 2008 9:41 am

    I detest in the strongest word possible these overkill. I’m sure this so-called Mayor Nasser Pangandaman Jr. doesn’t have the guts to square off with even the 14-year old Bino dela Paz. How COWARDLY this mayor hiding behind his phalanx of security guards. I’d say he better wear a skirt if he can’t show to us that he’s man enough to stand on his ground. I spit on you!!!

  27. Reality Check on December 29th, 2008 10:36 am

    *post deleted for assholery*

    Sorry “Reality Check” but right now, you’re just being part of the problem. This blog has no room for your apathy. Goodbye.

  28. Peace keeper on December 29th, 2008 2:02 pm

    I was very shocked when I learned about this news! I feel so sorry for the dela Paz family for this barbaric act committed by supposed to be “high ranking government officials”. And thenerve of these people filing counter charges against the father and the 14 year old boy…what a pity! Sino ang maniniwala na hinampas daw diumano ni Mr. dela Paz ng payong ang anak ni Sec. of Agrarian Reform? That’s impossible! Why? Sa kalakaran sa tin sa Pinas, pag opisyal ka…malayo pa lang eh kilala ka na..What more when you are golfing? I wouldn’t even dare try to cross your path…just merely seeing your body guards with guns…I would definitely back off. So yung depensa nina DAR Sec and Mayor eh puro lies….You’re just trying to preserve your dignity and honor?????? How horrible! Government officials pa naman kayo and servants pero nasan na yong sinumpaan nyong tungkulin sa bayan..??? If I were you guys, I would file my resignation right away, do make a public apology and face the cases filed against you. Kayo kasi ang dapat huwaran ng bayan most especially naming mga kabataan…

  29. Ferres on December 29th, 2008 3:10 pm

    Remember guys. Even in China, high level officials can be taken down by a concerted effort by the blog community.

    Apathy aside, you guys do have the power to change things. Don’t let people forget.

  30. soareagle on December 29th, 2008 5:42 pm

    alam nyo isa lang eto sa mga indikasyon kung gaano kabulok ang mga kampon ng administrasyon natin ngayon. naaawa ako sa mga biktima dahil 100 percent gagawa ng paraan ang admin para mapawalang sala ang mag-amang DAR sec. at Mayor kasi asset nila ang mga ganitong klaseng tao. kung may duda kayo sa sinabi ko abangan nyo na lang…normal na eto sa bayan natin.

  31. Randy on December 29th, 2008 6:20 pm

    Let our friends and people in the world know that management of “Valley Golf and Country Club” will not help them when trouble happened on their property.

  32. Carlos on December 29th, 2008 8:00 pm

    I agree with Randy…though the focus must be on the main issue (the mauling)…the incompetence on the part of the security and management of the country club (at the time of the incident) must also be emphasized.
    Let us pray for Bambee and family to achieve the justice they deserve.

  33. auggie on December 29th, 2008 9:59 pm

    Dapat siguro imbestigahan din yung Golf Course na iyun, kung bakit very lax at madaling ma-intimidate ng mga naglalarong mga pulitikos doon. This is a very bad PR for that golf course.

    Malabo ang justice dito, parang yung suhulan ng 50 milyon para ipawalang sala yung mga drug -peddlers sa Ayala, Alabang. Vigilante Justice siguro, pwede pa….

  34. jonas rayos on December 29th, 2008 10:18 pm

    nung narinig ko ang balitang to sa tv, naisip ko na baka makalimutan na naman to, kasi, kahit sa media (tv, radio, print) natatabunan ang mga ito ng ibang mas presko at nakakagulantang na mga balita, mabuti talaga merong mga blog, sana magka-isa tau para mapanatiling mainit ang balitang to para di makalimutan ng media.

    nakaka-inis talaga ang mga taong me posisyon na abusado, tapos pag me nagawang kasalanan, parang santo na humaharap sa media. mabuti sa kanila putolan ng kamay at paa. tapos hubaran at ilagay sa entrada ng malacanang.

  35. maria tucker on December 30th, 2008 2:32 am

    Anyone showing apathy on this incident is another proof on why we will never overcome government abuse.

    I bet a lot has heard about the Arab man who threw shoes at Pres. Bush. That is disgraceful! But did you see the restraint this Pres and his bodyguards have shown. They could have easily killed or maueld this man, but they didn’t.

    Why would our politicians think that as governmnet officials they need to be above the law. Seem that they are forgetting, they are PUBLIC SERVANTS, not the PUBLIC is the SERVANT!

    For all it is worth, the US is not the best in many ways, but one thing is for sure, abuses like this wil deserve speedy trial and speedy justice. And I will assure you, witnesses will speak the truth.

    I dare the people and management of Valley Golf course, do not wait till incident like this hit home. This is how terror is sown: intimidate and silence people.

    I think we should all go watch A BUG’S LIFE again…there is a lesson there for every Filipino!

  36. Jose Mari Lee on December 30th, 2008 5:52 am

    May nagsabi sa blog ni Randy: “tapos na ang marcos era”

    Matagal na, di bah? Pero may nabago ba? Ilang taon nang nakita natin ang aral ng madidilim na yugto sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas, pero may nabago ba?


    Ang dapat nang baguhin ay ang atittude ng bawa’t mamamayan. Alisin sa mentalidad natin na KARANGALAN pang ituturing kung MALAKAS sila sa nakaupo sa puwesto, o sila’y mga pulitiko at NANGINGINIG ang mga mamamayan dahil sa taglay na kapangyarihan ng mga ito.

    Para mabago ang lahat ng kabulukan sa bansang Pilipinas ay dapat mumang alisin ang mga bagay na nakaakibat sa mga kabulukan nito.

    1. Wasakin ang PALAKASAN attitude
    2. Wasakin ang sobrang pagka AWESTRUCK sa mga nasa position ng gobiyerno. Ano ba ang kaibhan nila sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan? Bawasan natin ang pagbibigay ng IMPORTANSIYA sa mga pulutiko na karamihan naman ay mga CORRUPT.

    3. Bakit napakarami pa ring mga mamamayan na haling-na-haling sa paghanga sa mga taong YUMAMAN dahil nagnakaw sa gobiyerno? Lagi kong naririnig ito sa mga umpukan ng mga pinoy. Parang inilalagay pa nila sa PEDESTAL ang mga taong: ‘Hoy, malakas iyan!” “Naku, ang yaman niyan dahil sa pagiging pulitiko.”

    At kung anu-ano pang mga kabalbalan na tunay namang tulirong pag-iisip ang ipinaiiral.

    4. Laging isaisip ang mga KAAPIHANG sinapit ng mga biktima, tulad ng 2 foreign teenagers na pinaslang ni TEEHANKEE in cold blood at walang kadahi-dahilan.

    4. Huwag limutin ang BABAING BUNTIS na walang pakundangang BINARIL ng isang TUTA lang ng politiko – na dahil lang sa PARKING SPACE SA SEMENTERYO ay walang habas na kinitlan ng buhay ang isang ina!

    Ngayon ay harapin ninyo ang mga nakaupo sa puwesto sa pagbibigay ng kalayaan kay TEEHANKEE na dapat ay hindi na LUMAYA kaylan man.

    Itong BUGBUGANG ganito ay hindi pa ito ang huli. Rest assured na may mga mangyayari pa.

    Mga mamamayan lamang ang dapat na maging WATCHDOG sa mga taong ganito na mga pusakal at maiitim ang budhi.

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  38. Boom on December 30th, 2008 11:45 am

    Philippine Daily Inquirer is MINIMIZING DAMAGE for the sick-Sec by calling it a “Brawl” instead of the truthful “Maul.”

    According to the article someone in Pangandaman’s group was hit with “an umbrella.” Then the sick-Sec let his goons at the businessman and his family.

    Inquirer is doing a cheap cleansing job.

  39. bong on December 30th, 2008 12:47 pm





  40. Jyuri on December 30th, 2008 9:46 pm

    Matapang lang naman ang mga yan dahil napapalibutan ng mga bodyguards, pero urong naman ang mga yagbols! Talaga namang nakakapag-ngitngit ng kalooban kapag meron akong nababalitaang ganitong mga abusadong opisyal ng gobyerno, pati nga kamag-anak, abusado! Ang kakapal ng mga pagmumukha! Huwag tigilan ang kampanyang ito hanggang maalis si Gloria Arroyo sa 2010 at bitayin lahat ng mga umabuso sa kapangyarihan!!!!!!

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  42. haaaaay on December 31st, 2008 9:48 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR………pasabugin na yan!!!!!

  43. haaaaay on December 31st, 2008 10:12 pm

    Di ba sabi niya “Di Mo Ba Ako Kilala” ngayon kilalanin natin siya…..sino ang sisingil…………………murahin na lang kaya natin ang mga ugok na pangandaman na mga yan…….palagi na lang ganiyan ang nangyayari sa mga pinoy……..kung sino pa ang pinapayaman ng mga mamamayan….mga taong dapat inaasikaso ang kapakanan natin ………mga matataas na pulitiko .mga generals….cabinet members………….first gentleman….si gloring….Bagong taon na mamaya ………wala namang mangyayari diyan usapusap lang…..may kasunod pa yun sinabi niya………………….. “Hindi Nyo Kami Kaya”…….mga tsong 2009 na mamaya…..KAYA BA NATIN YAN.

  44. isnow wyt on December 31st, 2008 10:24 pm

    talaga naman itong mga opisyal na ito!!! nakaupo lang, akala mo sa kanila na ang buong bansa!! mr. DAR at mayor! baka nakakalimutan ninyo! SA AMIN HO YANG PERA NA YAN!!! KAMI HO ANG NAGPAPASWELDO SA INYO!!! ANG MGA BUWIS HO, IPINAGKATIWALA LANG NAMIN NYAN SA GOBYERNO PARA MAPAKINABANGAN NG BUONG BAYAN AT MAIBAHAGI SA MGA MAHIHIRAP! magiging 2009 na!!!! magbago na kayong mga opisyal na kayo… parang awa nyo na… tama na! sobra ng pang aabuso!!! dapat sa inyo! hinahataw ng baston ni lolo bago ikulong dun sa siksikan na selda!!!! (dapat sana maluwag luwag yung seldang pagkukulungan ninyo kaso ibinulsa nun mga kapwa ninyong buwaya yung pondo e… para maranasan din naman ninyong bumalik sa inyo ang karma!) at walang “special treatment” dapat! sobra sobra na ang “special treatment” ninyo sa mga sarili ninyo e!! KUNG MAY NATITIRA PA KAHIT KONTING DELIKADEZA SA KALINGKINGAN NG MGA DALIRI NINYO, STEP DOWN!!! KAPAL NG MUKHA NINYO!!! buti pa sa ibang bansa, nagbibitiw ang mga opisyal masangkot lang ang pangalan sa anomalya o skandalo… yung iba pag napatunayan sa hukuman, nagpapakamatay na sila!! dito kapit-tuko!!! naghihikahos na ho ang taong bayan, patuloy kayo sa pag sipsip pa din ng mga dugo!!!! mga baboy na linta de leche kayo!!! buti pa nga yung mga linta, pag busog na, bumibitiw na!!!

  45. haaaaay on January 1st, 2009 1:20 am

    Just like the fireworks ahwile ago……this issue came…… we talked, blogged, even the barbers snip the costumers hair with much’gigil’………….and just as i said the fireworks ahwile ago…it awakened all of us …….explosions. fireworks,kwitis watusi, torotot, kaldero……yeah….then everybody stopped….silence…..tomorow we will forget this fireworks…….we will forget pangandaman……maybe a lot of us will vote for him come 2010……haaaaaay

  46. Gerry Alanguilan on January 1st, 2009 2:11 am

    I don’t think we will forget anytime soon. A case has already been filed, and although this will move slowly, I’m certain justice will be served. It’s really up to us to keep the noise up. There’s going to be an event on January 2 with regards to this case (I’ll post details of it here soon).

  47. haaaaay....... on January 1st, 2009 1:32 am


  48. pinoyapache on January 1st, 2009 12:43 pm

    He will rot in hell…his rido is the jail.

  49. haaaaay....... on January 2nd, 2009 7:29 pm


  50. Mario Zarate on January 3rd, 2009 1:45 pm

    anak ka ng barag mayor…matapang ka lang kasi may bodyguards ka…suntukan kaya tayo..one on one? bigyan kaya kita ng partida, dalawa kayo ng utol mong nagtatapang tapangan din…..pero palagay ko wala ring mangyayari dito, kahit makulong tong mayor na to VIP pa rin yan sa bilanguan, may mga magmamasahe at sisipsip sa kanya…mayaman eh..kahit masentensyahan yan ng ilang taon, buwan pa lang bibigyan na ng presidential pardon yan…sige mga kabayan, maligayang bagong taon sa inyong lahat